The 2016 Sandown Stakes is a Group 2 contest held at Sandown Racecourse every year at the end of the Melbourne spring racing carnival in November. The race is a quality handicap and worth $150,000 to the winners.
It is held on Zipping Classic day, the biggest card hosted by the Melbourne Racing Club at Sandown every year.
It’s run over a trip of 1500m and held alongside other feature events including the Group 1 Zipping Classic, Group 2 Sandown Guineas, Group 3 Eclipse Stakes, Group 3 Summoned Stakes, Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes and three listed events, one of which is the Sandown Cup.
The Sandown Stakes was known as the ‘Alannah & Madeline Foundation Stakes’ in 2011, and has also been known as the Race-Tech Stakes.
Being the final black type race during the spring carnival in Melbourne over the sprint / mile trip this event does usually have a good level of participation.
Condition is the key going into it and horses at the end of a long prep may struggle thanks to the long and uphill home straight.
That means fresher horse can be suited as well as those that are genuine milers more than sprinters.
Recent form is also a key performance indicator and can be more of a guide than simply what grade of race they contested previously.
Previous Sandown Stakes winners include Titanic Jack in 2005, Chasm in 2008, Larry’s Never Late in 2010 and Under The Eiffel in 2011.
2016 Sandown Stakes Field
The Sandown Stakes field regularly features a healthy line up of quality handicappers. Most of the horses which end up in the final Sandown Stakes field are fairly well experienced across distances similar to the 1500m.
The 2016 Sandown Stakes field will be published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||236033×850||STRATUM STAR||Darren Weir||–||5||59kg||108|
|2||2171111146||ROYAL RAPTURE||Darren Weir||–||7||56.5kg||103|
|3||0x66850x60||SLIGHTLY SWEET||Jason Coyle||Ms Kathy O’Hara||1||54kg||92|
|4||1x5120x5x2||REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||4||54kg||91|
|5||x65948x232||SOVEREIGN NATION||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||3||54kg||86|
|6||4760×67083||INSPECTOR||Peter White||Dean Yendall||2||54kg||81|
|7||55156×6054||UN DE SCEAUX||Todd Balfour||–||6||54kg||72|
2016 Sandown Stakes Nominations
The Sandown Stakes nominations attract horses from a fairly diverse range of preparations. Because it runs so near to the end of the spring racing carnival, a number of the horses in the Sandown Stakes nominations are seeking a final black-type run before resting for a while.
The 2016 Sandown Stakes nominations will be published below.
Sandown Stakes Results
Sandown Stakes results, place getters and winning times since 2000 are shown below.
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 Redkirk Warrior||2 Stratum Star||3 Un De Sceaux||1:30.6|
|2015||1 Charmed Harmony||2 Tashbeeh||3 Burning Front||1:29.4|
|2014||1 Pornichet||2 General Groove||3 Spacecraft||1:29.6|
|2013||1 Mahisara||2 Go The Knuckle||3 Galah||1:23.5|
|2012||1 Mahisara||2 Morant||3 Raspberries||1:29.2|
|2011||1 Under The Eiffel||2 Sistine Angel||3 Orbit Express||1:32.4|
|2010||1 Larry’s Never Late||2 Demerit||3 Rockpecker||1:33.2|
|2009||1 Nine Tales||2 Jungle Ruler||3 Itsamonty||1:30.6|
|2008||1 Chasm||2 Marching||3 Orbit Express||1:31.8|
|2007||1 Gotta Have Heart||2 Royal Ida||3 Great Is Great||1:24.9|
|2006||1 Swick||2 Anwaar||3 Cargo Cult||1:22.0|
|2005||1 Titanic Jack||2 Zankel||3 Chickaloo||1:31.5|
|2004||1 Amtrak||2 Smart And Mighty||3 Shadowmaker||1:27.8|
|2003||1 Chong Tong||2 Lord Volksraad||3 Green Pick||1:23.5|
|2002||1 Salgado||2 Mr Magoo||3 Lord Erin||1:22.7|
|2001||1 Little Dozer||2 Le Zagaletta||3 Dynamic Love||1:23.2|
|2000||1 Normal Practice||2 Ab Initio||3 Cellar||1:21.4|